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Can I use a used body control module?

The dealer service center has diagnosed a problem with the heating/cooling system as needing a new body control module. Trouble is, a new one costs $750 plus installation. I can get one at the local scrap yard parts store, but I've been told that it might not work if it comes from a car that doesn't have the same trim level and accessories as mine. I've also been told that these computers may be irreversibly programed with a car's vin number so that a BCM will only ever work with one car. Is this true, or could I save money and install a used one? Thanks for any help.

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  • cf_guthrie Dec 26, 2008

    Thanks for this. I have read a long thread of a person with a similar problem and had reached the same conclusion. It is good to have it confirmed, I guess. Umm, I wonder if this is one the reasons Detroit is tanking -- seems like a design problem to build such a part to begin with.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    what is powertrain control module

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Everything you have been told is true. you can even damage the powertrain control module in the process and cause yourself even more money

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